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Paul N. Halverson

Paul N. "Nick" Halverson, 75, lifelong Chana area resident, died on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 in Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.

He was born on Nov. 27, 1942 in Rochelle, the son of Paul L. and Mary Ellen (Allison) Halverson.

He married Nancy Lemen on Oct. 4, 1969 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Nick graduated from Rochelle High School in 1960 and received his bachelor of science degree from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, in 1965.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving as a fighter pilot in the Vietnam War.

Nick farmed in Chana, owned and operated Halverson Builders, and worked as a crop duster.

He was a member of Chana United Methodist Church, Rochelle VFW Post 3878, Ogle County Pilots' Association and Byron Sportsman's Club where he enjoyed trap shooting.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Halverson, of Chana; son, Todd (Michelle) Halverson, of Chana; daughters, Shannon (Dean) Harper, of Byron and Colleen (Mike) Gosnell, of Chana; and grandchildren, Lane and Brooke Halverson, Camryn, Savanna and Drew Harper, and Jaxxon Gosnell.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ron Halverson.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Chana United Methodist Church with Pastor Chan Choi officiating.

Burial will be at Lawnridge Cemetery, Rochelle.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon.

A memorial fund has been established. Visit to leave condolences.

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